Micah in Dance Battle with Egyptian Kids on the Nile

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I  had a wonderful opportunity to visit my son in Egypt in 2017. While I was there his friend Jamie took us on a Nile Cruise.  The music was playing as we entered the vessel, and we noticed Egyptian youth dancing.  My son and I took part until my son reminded me that women did not dance in public venues like this, and I that should stop.  Respecting the culture,  considering my age and how corny my moves really were, I sat down and watched.

I still had fun  watching ethnic and generational cultures meet in dance.  Micah  held his own and even did a James Brown split.  He had  been part of a youth group that did hip-hop dance when he was younger.  In college he had formed a break dance team. Micah still has his moves.  He held his own on dancing on the Nile.  He represented quite well.It is great how dancing helps us create connectives.  If but temporary, we  build community through dance, and by it celebrate that we are here. Dance creates a memory and marks the time as special. This was indeed a special time for me.  I smile when I watch the video.  You will too.

You see dance is a wonderful way to create a memorable experience. Getting lost in the music and freeing one’s mind to connect to the beat and get lost in the music is invigorating. Dance creates a sense of community and synergy among participants and observes who vicariously dance through others. Dance is everywhere in every culture and even in every child that is born his mere movement is a form of dance. It says “I AM Here. That in itself is cause for celebration with dance and song.